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Guitar Exercises For Dummies

Guitar Exercises For Dummies

Mark Phillips, Jon Chappell

ISBN: 978-0-470-48402-9

Jan 2013

240 pages

$14.99

Description

Guitar Exercises For Dummies includes over 300 exercises along with lots of technique-building practice opportunities. It starts off with warm-up exercises (on and off-instrument) and then logically transitions to scales, scale sequences, arpeggios, arpeggio sequences, and chords, with a focus on building strength and consistency as well as refining technique.
Introduction.

Part I: Preparing to Practice.

Chapter 1: Reviewing Guitar Fundamentals.

Chapter 2: Warming Up for Your Practice Sessions.

Part II: Scales and Scale Sequences.

Chapter 3: Putting the Major Scales to Use in Your Playing.

Chapter 4: Adding Major Scale Sequences to Your Repertoire.

Chapter 5: Tackling the Three Minor Scales.

Chapter 6: Examining Minor Scale Sequences.

Part III: Arpeggios and Arpeggio Sequences.

Chapter 7: Breaking Out with Major Arpeggios.

Chapter 8: Discovering How to Play Major Arpeggio Sequences.

Chapter 9: Getting to Know Minor Arpeggios.

Chapter 10: Looking at Minor Arpeggio Sequences.

Chapter 11: Enhancing Your Playing with Seventh Chord Arpeggios.

Chapter 12: Trying Your Hand at Seventh Chord Arpeggio Sequences.

Part IV: Chords and Additional Exercises.

Chapter 13: Building Finger Independence with Chord Exercises.

Chapter 14: Developing Strength and Speed by Playing Single-Note Exercises.

Part V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 15: Ten Tips for Maximizing Your Practice Time.

Chapter 16: Ten Ways to Improve Your Musicianship.

Appendix: How to Use the CD.